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What is the best trap to catch a mouse, and if it requires bait which bait is best?

Posted anonymously, 10th September 2015

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  • A well training cat that eats its catch outside rather than presenting it to you so show you how good it is.

  • MY friend suggested putting some peanut butter in the wooden type snaps and we caught a small mice at the back of our fridge many years ago . Try that .

  • the best trap to have is those “humane traps”. they run inside and don’t get killed, just get trapped. you chose what to do with it afterwards. you can put them along where the mice always run and dont even need bait. the mice will be curious to check it out if it is near their “run”.

  • First tried the standard spring mouse trap then the sticky paper with no luck – he got away leaving some fur on the glue!. Didn’t want to try the poison bait in case it died somewhere in the house so a few days later out of desperation decided to try the Nooski mouse trap from Masters. We put a tiny piece of cheese into the covered tunnel and set the trap using one of rubber rings provided. When the mouse put his head inside, the ring was released, choked him and he died instantly. It was the best and cleanest!

  • Agree with simple traps and peanut butter

  • The original trap with the spring is best as it’s fast to kill and not maim. We always use peanut butter. We pop the trap out at night (placed on the floor on newspaper for easy disposal) when all the kids are asleep and turn the lights off with in a hour we have our mouse!

  • My uncle back home uses a board places food on it and glue it is very effective. He says traps don’t work all the time and if you use bates the family can get caught up in both.

  • Thank you so much moms, it’s a stressful thing when you have a toddler in the house

  • Be super careful about baits – especially with kids and pets. I don’t like or use them. Simple traps and peanut butter are better for the budget too!

  • Peanut butter is the best to attract mice

  • I agree with a simple trap and peanut butter.

  • Cheap and cheerful traps work well and peanut butter is a good lure.

  • 1. There are the traditional traps that you bait and they snap shut, I found peanut butter to be a winner with these (more effective than cheese even). The draw back is occasionally you’ll get a crafty mouse who is too quick or too stubborn to take it.
    2. There are poison baits, very effective, but then you have to chase down the smell if it doesn’t die outside.
    3. There are the more expensive traps that catch them alive, they crawl in but can’t get out. Again, I’d look at peanut butter or maybe 2 minute noodles – I’ve had them eat through a plastic container to get into our noodle stock.
    4. Then there are the sticky traps available at some of the 2 dollar shops. (I pay about $2 for pack of 2 traps). No bait required, and no poison in case children do touch them. Just place them against the wall near where they travel. For me, that’s behind the fridge, under the cupboard near the bin, and just inside the side door.
    Personally, I use the sticky traps in the house and the poison blocks in the farm sheds (where pets and children can’t get to them). Good luck.

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